The nutrition awareness training course is designed to provide candidates with an introduction to Nutrition Awareness and how best to enable service users to choose and consume food and drink by mouth. The actual support required by the service user will be dependent on their individual needs. Candidates will look at the effect of food on the body and general heath, how to make changes to supplement illness and how to identify the key minerals and nutrients required by the body. Candidates will gain an understanding about malnutrition and the implications of malnutrition on the individual.
Nutrition Awareness Training – Outline
What does nutrition mean?
Fruit and Vegetables
Nutrition and the Elderly
What are the implications of Malnutrition?
Factors leading to Malnutrition
The nutrition awareness course is delivered in 2 hours and candidates must demonstrate a willingness to learn through interaction and group activities.